Paddle the Upstate

Blueway Mapping

Want to enjoy a day on a nearby river but not quite sure where to go? Thanks to generous support from the Callie and John Rainey Foundation and other funders, Upstate Forever has mapped eight blueways throughout the Upstate to provide the information you need to plan a fun river adventure. 

Check out our free blueway maps to find river access locations, recommended skill levels, river rapids, recommended flow levels and other useful information including locations of ADA accessible launch sites. Many of our rivers offer family-friendly, beginner level recreational opportunities. 

Available blueway maps (PDF):

For options on how to obtain a free waterproof copy of one of these maps, contact Katie Hottel, Clean Water & GIS Manager, at

Paddle SC

Paddle SC LogoPaddle SC, an interactive online map featuring blueway information throughout South Carolina, is now live at In partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, and Palmetto Conservation Foundation, Upstate Forever has led the redesign of this website and the creation of the interactive online map. This website connects blueways across the state and simplifies planning a paddle trip from the comfort of your home.

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